You already know I have an…enthusiasm for music, especially of the live variety. My favorite Tulsa venue is still the historic Cain’s Ballroom ( Alabama Shakes and Seether were the last two shows I saw there.). Saturday we saw Flogging Molly and Radkey. I purchased these tickets back in February, as soon as they went on sale, and I’m glad […]Read More Cain’s Ballroom Is Calling My Name Again
“Play it f@#%in’ loud!” ― Bob Dylan I’m in a mood today…I want lots of punk rock played loud enough that if it were any other day, you’d be worried about the speakers. ScotsFest begins in Tulsa tonight, and a friend flies in from out-of-state today, and tomorrow we’ll all be there for the music, food, […]Read More The Louder the Better!
“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy” ― Ludwig van Beethoven I have a love/hate with Beethoven. His music is transcendent. However, as a pianist (very amateur pianist) no matter how much I practice, I feel like the man is trying to tie my fingers in knots and my hands ache every […]Read More A Higher Revelation
Does is really need explaining?Read More Talk Nerdy To Me (Jason Derulo Parody)
“I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” ― Tupac Shakur ‘Til next time, JessicaRead More Spark Change in the World
A news story on the radio this week covered people singing in the car. Apparently, people really like to sing along with Journey. Personally, I sing along with everything…whether I actually know the words or not. I sing a lot. It doesn’t matter if there’s music playing or not. Sometimes I get weird looks in […]Read More Captain Jack Harkness…I’m Not Surprised. Are You?
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley Music is, without a doubt, a balm for my soul. It sweeps me up and can impact my mood for the entire day. There are songs or artists that I turn to when I need to get my […]Read More The Healing Power of Music
Hugh Jackman and Elmo…wait, what was I supposed to be doing? When I saw this one, I literally laughed out loud. I’m so easily distracted, and I was supposed to be doing something else…not watching random Sesame Street videos on YouTube, for sure. The “concentrate” video mostly put me back on task. At work, we’re […]Read More Concentrate, Concentrate…
I’m big on using music when I’m…actually, pretty much all the time. There’s a soundtrack to my life, and at any given moment smart odds are I’ve got a song in my head. It is essential to my whole creative process…thing. Whether it is writing, painting…refinishing furniture (that’s this weekend’s project), music just gets me […]Read More Let Your Imagination Fly
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” ― Victor Hugo Maybe I have Victor Hugo on the brain because Mycroft had to take his parents to see Les Misérables. Who knows. What I do know is that this quote is oh, so true for me. Whether it is joy […]Read More That Which Cannot Remain Silent